The Long Hello

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Long Hello
The Long Hello.jpg
Studio album by David Jackson
Hugh Banton, Guy Evans
and Nic Potter
Released 1974
Recorded August 1973 at Foel Studios, Cefn Coch, Montgomeryshire, Wales
Genre Progressive rock
Length 44:17
Label United Artists
Producer Guy Evans
David Jackson
Hugh Banton, Guy Evans
and Nic Potter chronology
The Long Hello
The Long Hello Volume Two
Audio sample
"Fairhazel Gardens"
Audio sample
"Morris to Cape Roth"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Long Hello is a studio instrumental album by David Jackson, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans and Nic Potter recorded in August 1973 and released in Italy in 1974 (and Britain and Europe in 1976). It was engineered by Hugh Banton, and it was mixed at the Chalk Farm Studio, London.

David Jackson, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans and Nic Potter had all been members of Van der Graaf Generator, but that band had split up in August 1972 (reformed in 1975).

In 1981 Nic Potter and Guy Evans released a sort of follow-up to this album, The Long Hello Volume Two. There also is a Long Hello Volume Three (David Jackson and Guy Evans, 1982) and Long Hello Volume Four (David Jackson, Guy Evans, and Life of Riley, 1983). The album Gentlemen Prefer Blues (Jackson, Banton, Evans, 1985) is sometimes regarded as a sort of Long Hello Volume Five.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Theme From (Plunge)" (David Jackson) – 5:31
  2. "The O Flat Session" (Pietro Messina) – 5:32
  3. "Morris To Cape Roth" (David Jackson) – 6:33
  4. "Brain Seizure" (Hugh Banton) – 4:01
  5. "Fairhazel Gardens" (David Jackson, Pietro Messina) – 7:56
  6. "Looking At You" (David Jackson) – 6:16
  7. "I've Lost My Cat" (David Jackson) – 8:28


  • David Jackson – saxophones, flute, piano
  • Hugh Banton – all instruments on "Brain Seizure", bass on "The O Flat Session"
  • Guy Evans – drums
  • Nic Potter – bass
  • Ced Curtis – electric guitar, bass on "Fairhazel Gardens"
  • Pietro Messina – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano

Release history[edit]

Year Type Label Catalog # Country
1974 LP United Artists UAL 24033 Italy
1976 LP (no Label, self issued) LTH-100-A1 UK
1976 LP Butt Records NOTT 002 UK
1977 LP Philips 9286 854 France
1993 CD Zomart Records ZOMCD004 UK

Published by Static Music Ltd, the album was originally released in Italy (1974) on the United Artists record label. It was then released in the UK by the band themselves as a limited edition of 5,000. The back cover of the record's sleeve was stamped with an individual number, some of which are smudged and difficult to read. The musician Pietro Messina is misspelled on the cover as Piero Messina.[2]


External links[edit]